• The Art of Carolyn O’Neill

    Between The Moon and New York City by Carolyn O’Neill
    Between The Moon and New York City by Carolyn O’Neill
    Storm in a bottle by Carolyn O’Neill
    Storm in a bottle by Carolyn O’Neill

    The act of self-expression inspires and motivates me. The ’action’ or the physical outpouring of one’s inner self becomes a connective force. This raw but intangible energy is what I attempt to convey onto canvas.

    I’m inspired by the early abstract expressionists from the 1950’s such as De Kooning, Pollock, Motherwell and Kline. Like them I feel that I am unable to express myself through representation. I desire to move beyond the recognizable ‘surface’; evoking a deeper emotional response.

    Much of my work is autobiographical; depicting my inner world and emotions. They are similar to journal entries that are painted rather than written with references to biblical themes and the inspiration of music.

    Mysterious Ways by Carolyn O’Neill
    Mysterious Ways by Carolyn O’Neill
    Calm in the storm by Carolyn O’Neill
    Calm in the storm by Carolyn O’Neill

    My work is generally unplanned; it is spontaneous and intuitive. I tend to work at a frenetic pace which I find both exhausting and energizing. It expresses a rollercoaster of emotions in varying degrees. The exploration of line, color and form are a continuum in my creative process.

    The physical and emotional tension in this work is evident in every brushstroke and drip of paint. It is this visual dialogue that allows me the freedom to express not what is seen; but what is felt.

    “Abstract art is similar to a piece of music which may not describe anything tangible or tell a story; yet may stir emotions. An abstract painting depends on color and design to do the same. “

     

    Carolyn O’Neill

    Afterglow by Carolyn O’Neill
    Afterglow by Carolyn O’Neill

     

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    2 Comments
    1. Hello to the team at Arte Fuse,

      Thank you so much for promoting my work, this is an amazing opportunity to increase my exposure beyond Australia!!

      Kind Regards,

      Carolyn

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